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Nigeria Committed To Reforming Health Delivery, Says First Lady Remi Tinubu

She celebrated the first baby delivered in the FCT in 2024.

Nigeria’s First Lady Senator Oluremi Tinubu has expressed optimism that the federal government is committed to reforming health delivery process across the country.

Speaking on Monday at the National Hospital, Abuja where she welcomed the first baby of the year 2024 in the Federal Capital Territory, the First Lady appealed to well meaning Nigerians to join forces with Government to adopt hospitals and wards to improve the healthcare delivery in the country as government alone cannot do it.

According to her, expectant mothers must prioritize their health and seek to know their HIV/AIDS status saying this will enable them prevent mother to child transmission of the disease and help the the mothers to stay healthy.

Her words: “I urge nursing mothers to take adequate care of their babies, ensure that they are immunized as and when due, practice exclusive breastfeeding and provide them with adequate nutritious and healthy weaning food for their brain development.

“Expectant mothers should always take antenatal and postnatal care seriously, maintain basic hygiene at home, space their births, register their babies with the National population Commission and make efforts to enroll them in school at the appropriate age”.

She noted that her foundation, Renewed Hope Initiatve (RHI) is working in collaboration with the UNICEF to see that all births in Nigeria are registered in order to ensure the rights and protection of all children.

Apart from visiting the FCT first Baby of the year, Boluwatife Johnson who was born at 12.03am, Mrs Tinubu also visited other babies just born in the hospital, bearing gifts in the course of which she came across a set of conjoined twins.

After speaking with the Chief Medical Director of the National Hospital, the First Lady expressed the willingness of her pet project, the Renewed Hope Initiative, to lend a helping hand to facilitate the surgery to separate the twins.

Responding, the Chief Medical Director, Prof Mohammed Raji Mahmood, while expressing the appreciation of the hospital for the gesture, seized the opportunity to appeal for more help to sustain the legacy of the hospital.  

Those on the entourage of Mrs Tinubu include wife of the Vice President, Hajia Nana Shettima and Minister of Women Affairs, Hon Uju Kennedy Ohaneye.

Deji Elumoye in Abuja

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